|Florida Chief Financial Officer|
|January 4, 2011 - Present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Alex Sink (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Florida State Senate|
|2002 - 2010|
|Florida House of Representatives|
|2000 - 2002|
|Vice Mayor of North Palm Beach, FL|
|1993 - 2000|
|Bachelor's||University of Florida (1981)|
|Master's||University of Florida (2002)|
|Birthday||April 8, 1958|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 Personal
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
The CFO's responsibilities generally overlap with those of a state treasurer or controller: he provides accounting, auditing and payroll services to the state, manages the state's finances and oversees receipt and disbursement of monies.
Atwater began his political career in 1993 when he became vice mayor of North Palm Beach, Fla. Until that point, he had dedicated his career to community banking.
Prior to assuming the role of Florida's CFO, Atwater was a state lawmaker. He served a single term in the state house, from 2000-2002, before ascending to the state senate, representing District 25. He remained there until 2010, serving as President of the Senate for his final two years in the seat.
Since Florida term limits disqualified him from seeking re-election in 2010, Atwater ran for state Chief Financial Officer, a post that would allow him to apply the knowledge of finance and banking he gained during his 25 years working in those industries. He faced three opponents in November 2, 2010 general election, including Democrat Loranne Ausley, and won with 57.3 percent of the vote.
Atwater was Vice Mayor of the Village of North Palm Beach. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002.
From 1994-1996, he was Chair/President/CEO of the Barnett Bank of Treasure Coast. He then worked as Chair/President/CEO of the Barnett Bank of Broward County from 1996 to 1998.
Atwater holds a bachelor's degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Florida.
- BA in Finance - University of Florida (1981)
- MBA - University of Florida (2002)
Florida Chief Financial Officer (2011-Present)
Atwater began his first term as Florida Chief Financial Officer on January 4, 2011. His term ends January 6, 2015.
Florida State Senate (2002-2010)
Florida House of Representatives (2000-2002)
Atwater ran for re-election as Florida Chief Financial Officer in the 2014 elections. He was uncontested for the Republican nomination in the August 26 primary election and faced Democrat William Rankin in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Florida Chief Financial Officer, 2010|
|No Party Affiliation||Tom Stearns||2.1%||109,192|
|No Party Affiliation||Ken Mazzie||1.6%||83,959|
|Election Results Via: Florida Department of State|
On November 4, 2008, Jeffrey Atwater won re-election to the 25th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Linda Bird (D) and Anthony Joseph Mauro (Green). Atwater raised $2,827,505 for his campaign, while Bird raised $129,198 and Mauro raised 2,540.
|Florida State Senate, District 25, 2008|
|Republican||Jeffrey Atwater Incumbent||62.3%||127,769|
|Green||Anthony Joseph Mauro||2.5%||5,032|
Comprehensive donor information for Atwater is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Atwater raised a total of $9,975,351 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.
2008 and 2010
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Jeff Atwater's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Jeff Atwater's Campaign Contributions|
Florida Chief Financial Officer
Florida State Senate District 25
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,290,594 (Democrat)|
$15,974 (No party affiliation)
$6,565 ( No party affiliation)
$2,540 (Green party)
|Top 5 contributors||Florida Republican Party||$1,314,028||Florida Republican Party||$364,476|
|State of Florida||$744,250||Florida Association of Realtors||$4,500|
|Florida RV Trade Association||$4,250||AT&T||$3,500|
|Florida Retail Federation||$3,500||Florida Hospital Association||$3,500|
|Northport Health Services||$3,500||Florida Police Benevolent Association||$3,500|
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Atwater and his wife, Carol Funkhouser, have four children.
- Florida department of Financial Services
- Project Vote Smart Jeffrey Atwater candidate summary
- Project Vote Smart Jeffrey Atwater biography
- WCTV, "Atwater Sworn in as CFO," January 5, 2011 (dead link)
- Florida Dept. of Financial Services, "About the Agency," accessed August 26, 2011
- Florida Dept. of Financial Services, "Meet the CFO," accessed August 26, 2011
- Florida CFO 2010
- Sunshine State News, Jeff Atwater Can Use 2014 as a Springboard for Higher Office, July 30, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Jeffrey 'Jeff' H. Atwater's Biography," accessed August 20, 2013
- Jeff Atwater, "About Jeff," accessed August 22, 2012
- Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed May 13, 2014
- Jeff Atwater for Chief Financial Officer 2010
- 2008 District 25 Election Results
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Jeff Atwater," accessed July 8, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Alex Sink (D)
|Florida Chief Financial Officer
2011 – Present
| Succeeded by|
|Florida Senate, District 25
| Succeeded by|